enthusiasm meaning, enthusiasm definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( enthusiasms    plural  )
1       n-var   Enthusiasm is great eagerness to be involved in a particular activity which you like and enjoy or which you think is important.  
oft N for n/-ing  
Their skill, enthusiasm and running has got them in the team.     
2       n-count   An enthusiasm is an activity or subject that interests you very much and that you spend a lot of time on.  
oft with poss   (=interest)  
Draw him out about his current enthusiasms and future plans.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    ardour, avidity, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, excitement, fervour, frenzy, interest, keenness, passion, relish, vehemence, warmth, zeal, zest, zing     (informal)  
2    craze, fad     (informal)   hobby, hobbyhorse, interest, mania, passion, rage  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
Used to express one's enthusiasm about a new person, or a new thing such as an idea, plan, invention or innovation
The way she goes on about him!; you'd think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread / Wow! this video game is the best thing since sliced bread!
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